Summer Associate Rachel Cuomo attends Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she focuses her studies on intellectual property and business law.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Villanova University. She also earned a master's degree from Villanova University. During her time as a graduate student, she coauthored the academic article, A Certain Type of Descriptive Representative?: Understanding How the Skin Tone and Gender of Candidates Influences Black Politics, which recently received a conditional acceptance in the Journal of Politics. While pursuing her master's degree, Rachel served as a consultant to the Secretary of Policy and Planning of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on both youth diversion programs and dissemination of health information regarding the opioid epidemic. Rachel also tutored at the Villanova Writing Center and worked as a resident assistant.
Rachel is interested in cannabis law because it is a burgeoning area of the law that can be difficult but rewarding to navigate. Cannabis law is in flux, so it is an exciting place to learn about intellectual property and business law. Further, cannabis has greatly improved the quality of life for many people who suffer from illnesses on a daily basis.